Happy Returns

Rios, Maribel
July 2004
Pharmaceutical Technology;Jul2004, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p98
Trade Publication
In this article the author is referencing a Supreme Court ruling against two individuals who filled a suite against their Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in state court in the U.S. HMO refused to pay for treatments that doctors had recommended. Part of the case included an argument from HMO stating that multimillion-dollar awards tend to drive up the costs for everyone and may lead to employers dropping their coverage. In the opinion of the author general public in the U.S. still does not understand complex and expensive scientific processes involved in bringing new therapies to consumers.


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